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A white officer said she was shot by a black man. Then her story started to unravel. - The Washington Post

29.9.16



A white officer said she was shot by a black man. Then her story started to unravel. - The Washington Post - “For him to have such a disregard to human life really angers me and upsets me,” she said amid a manhunt for the man she had described. “If he’ll do this to an officer, how much more will he do to a citizen on the street.”

She was grateful for her training, she told the station, and relieved to make it home to her three children.

The shooting set residents on edge.

“It’s a little bit scary, so hopefully they catch him really soon,” Jackson resident Stacey Patterson told ABC-affiliated KLTV.

Shortly after, though, Hall’s story began to unravel.

During three interviews, she told investigators that she didn’t turn on her patrol cruiser’s dash cam or audio recording device, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

But investigators pored over the equipment — even reaching out to the manufacturer — and recovered video and audio from a hard drive.

They discovered numerous inconsistencies, including some with the physical evidence in the case.

They interviewed Hall again, pointing out things that didn’t add up.

“During this interview,” a GBI statement said, “Sherry Hall watched the video and at that time Hall stopped cooperating with the investigation.”


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